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A difficult profession. Media freedom under attack in the Western Balkans - Reports

A 2015 Human Rights Watch report documents the hostile environment in which journalists work in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia

Report by the CoE Commissioner for Human Rights following his visit to Serbia - Reports

This report by Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (CoE), following his visit to Serbia from 16 to 20 March 2015, assesses the state of human rights in Serbia, devoting attention to media freedom in the country. Among the issues raised by the Commisioner there is the importance of the ongoing process of privatization, the recurrence of attacks against journalists and the lack transparency in media funding

Assessing transparency. A guide to disclosing information online - Reports

Transparency of public service media (PSM) is crucial to strengthen and clarify their role in serving citizens. This EBU publication sets guidelines for the development of transparency procedures within public service media

Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights 2015 - Books

A structured insight into the European Court of Human Rights’ case-law on freedom of expression and media and journalistic freedoms 

Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information Principles in International Law - Manuals

The Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers is unique in its kind as it focuses specifically on the application of international legal principles to the work of journalists

Employment conditions of journalists in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia - Reports

A regional report by the South East European Partnership for Media Development on the employment conditions of journalists in SEE countries highlights the poor conditions of those working in the media sector

Croatia Media Map - Reports

BalkanMedia by the KAS South East Europe Media Programme provides a synthetic map of the media situation in Croatia

Montenegro: IREX Media Sustainability Index 2015 - Reports

IREX Media Sustainability Index (MSI) considers developments over time in the media landscape of Montenegro, with a specific focus on economic sustainability; quality of journalism and management practices 

Building digital safety for journalism. A survey of selected issues - Reports

With the rise of digital platforms, ensuring safety for journalists has become even more complex. This UNESCO study of selected challenges addresses digital security for journalism formulating recommendations for governments and journalism contributors

Report by the CoE Commissioner for Human Rights following his visit to Bulgaria - Reports

This Report by Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, follows his visit to Bulgaria from 9 to 11 February 2015. The situation of media is one of the worring elements which called for the attention of the Commissioner.